I'll be honest. I generally think of Valentine's Day as a greeting card holiday.
Yes, my job is often centered around celebrations of love, so this seems like a cynical view to have for someone in my profession. But that's exactly why I'm not super in love with Valentine's Day. In my opinion, any day is a good day to celebrate love. We certainly shouldn't limit it to just one day on the fourteenth of February.
However, I do think it's still nice to do something on Valentine's Day for your loved ones. So, in that spirit, here are a few Valentine's Day inspired table settings that might inspire you to create a beautiful tablescape for your V-Day celebration.
I absolutely love this deep and rich berry-hued color palette. It's absolutely stunning and has long been one of my favorite colorways. This is the perfect updated look for a Valentine's Day table -- it's not overtly girly like some all-pink tablescapes can be and it's not garish like the traditional Valentine's Day red.
I love this ombre floral arrangement from Martha Stewart. It's a simple way to incorporate both red and pink if you like both colors. I also love how she kept the tabletop simple and muted -- when you have an ombre centerpiece the flowers should be the star of the table and everything else should take a backseat.
Also from Martha Stewart, this simple Valentine's Day look is great inspiration for a kids table. They can help make the doilies while you set-up the rest. It's a lovely and simple way to create a special setting in which to celebrate the day.
While I would generally stay away from an all-pink tablescape in mixed company, I love the look of this all pink table. The potted hyacinths remind me of Spring, which is a great thing to do in the depths of February! I love the use of the silver bucket -- it elevates the table and really makes it feel special.
How are you planning on celebrating Valentine's Day? Let us know in the comments!